How do I get started?

  • Click on the "Join" link at the top right side of the page
  • Enter all of the information requested
  • Click the "Submit" button
  • Click the "Click here to login" link on the confirmation page
  • Login using the password you just created

Once I log in for the first time, what do I do next?

  • Click on the "Groups" link in the colored navigation bar
  • If another user has added your email address to one of their groups, you will see the group in your list
  • If there are no groups in your list, click the "New Group" button
  • Type a name for the group and click the "Submit" button
  • You should see a confirmation that the group was created and the group should now appear in your list

I received an email from a friend saying that they had added me to their group. What do I do?

  • Click on the "Join" link at the top right side of the page
  • Enter all of the information requested
  • Click the "Submit" button
  • Click the "Click here to login" link on the confirmation page
  • Login using the password you just created

If I add a person to a group, do I have to let them know?

No. Assuming you entered an email address for them, they will receive a notification email.

If I add the same person to two different groups, do they have to update their information in both?

No. All of a person's information is linked to their email address. So if you use the same email address when adding the person to the second group, all of their information will carry through.

I want to add my infant to a group, but they don't have an email address. What do I do?

You can just add them without an email address and they will show up in the list of group members.

How do I change my password or email address?

Once you are logged in, that information can be altered by clicking on the "My Account" link in the top right area of any page.

How do I delete a group?

  • Click on the "Groups" link in the colored navigation bar
  • Click on the group name in the list to navigate to the group page
  • Click on the "Remove" link next to your name in the list
  • Click the "Remove" button
  • Note that what you are doing is removing yourself from the group, rather than actually deleting the group. Therefore, if there are any other people in the group, you may want to remove them before you remove youself. Once you remove yourself, you will not be able to view or alter the group.

I got timed out. Is there a reason for that? It seems that it's not necessary to have a login time limit for a site like this.

The timeout is so people sharing the same computer don't accidentally see secrets that their significant other has entered for them... wouldn't want to ruin the surprise! I will add a preference for this on the accounts page - so you can set "no timeout" if you are not sharing computers.

If I want to add a new person, do I get to see everyone's name or just the people that I'm associated with? What if an outsider comes here. Will they see all our names?

The pop up menu should just show people with whom you are associated. If it is showing you anyone you don't know, let me know...

I added my husband to a list he was already added to and I didn't get an error message. It might be good to not allow people to be added more than once.

Yeah, good idea. You can remove them, but it would be better if the site did not allow it at all.

I added a friend to my group. For some reason, she comes up with my name but her e-mail address. I've removed and added her several times but it still is happening.

Hmm... it sounds like when you added your friend, you might have typed in your name instead of hers. I am also going to guess that your friend had never previously been in the system. In a case like this, where you have added a new email address to the system that is not your own, you sort of lose control over it because it is not your email address. So, the person who does own the email address needs to log in and can fix their name in the My Acccount section.

How do I edit my kid's info?

That is my main task to fix. Right now, it is kind of complicated. Basically, whomever originally created the rugrat can edit the rugrat. So, if your ex-wife was the first person to add your son to their group, then only your ex-wife can edit the their wish list. What I would like to do is set it up so the creator can allow others to edit the rugrat as well, but that could potentially still involve co-operation with your ex. I am not sure what I can do about that, but I am working on it. ;)

It might good to have the person's e-mail address on the wish list page, just in case someone wants to contact them, they might not remember it's on the other page.

Ah, I like that... good one. I will put it on the short list.

I want to let my friends know about Twelvetwentyfive. How should I describe it?

Well, here is an email that my sister sent out to her friends that I think sums it up perfectly - Thanks Torrey! Here it is:

Thought some of you might be interested in a website my brother and his girlfriend put together -- some of you may have checked it out last year: www.twelvetwentyfive.com It's very cool, if I do say so myself.

Basically, it's an online, interactive wishlist. You set up a group of people who all have access to each other's lists (no one outside the group does) and everyone can see what others want (we even did links to items, last year), what's been purchased/acquired already, sizes, etc.

Three branches of my family used it last year (I set up different groups for each -- but I only had to enter info once and it just transferred across all three groups) and really liked it. Plus, it was fun because we all made jokes and stuff on the pages (there's a section that the recipient can't see but everybody else can) -- it felt almost like going shopping together, despite our being scattered around the country. Mostly it was great because I didn't have to coordinate all the gift giving to the girls and Ben from all the different parties -- it just took care of itself on the list.

Again, the website is www.twelvetwentyfive.com (yes, we tease him about the Christian bias -- he hasn't found a good name that was more general and available --I'm sure he'd take suggestions though!)

Jon just likes to come up with ideas like this and then see if he can make it work. Erica's a graphic designer with a great eye. It's totally free, totally private, he won't send your info to anybody; you may occasionally get an administrative email if he's figured out how to improve something or similar... Also, if you email him a question through the site, he's generally able to respond pretty quickly.

Hope this is helpful. Best regards.

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